21 days in Belgium Itinerary

21 days in Belgium Itinerary

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21 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Surabaya, Indonesia
Fly + Train:  19​h 45​min
1
Brussels
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Poperinge
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Liege
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Surabaya, Indonesia

6
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom & Antwerpen-Centraal) and Haverwerf (in Mechelen). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Brussels is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Surabaya to Brussels. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Surabaya in October, with highs in Brussels at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Haverwerf
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

6
nights
Bruges

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Ghent City Center, St Michael's Bridge, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Poperinge.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

4
nights
Poperinge

Poperinge ©
Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. Change things up with these side-trips from Poperinge: Het Vrijbos (in Houthulst), Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail (in Kluisbergen-Ruien) and WW1 Battlefields Alive (in Beselare). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum, stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Poperinge road trip website .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Poperinge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Poperinge

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Zonnebeke, Het Vrijbos, Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, WW1 Battlefields Alive
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©

3
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Explore Liege's surroundings by going to Bastogne (Bastogne War Museum & Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours), Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle) and The Domain of the Caves of Han (in Han-sur-Lesse). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ardennes American Cemetery, make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, and hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Liege driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Poperinge to Liege takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bastogne, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha, La Grotte De Han, Ardennes American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
La Grotte De Han ©
La Grotte De Han
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

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